Sexism Still Exists! Amy Schumer Had to Fight for Equal Pay on Her Netflix Special
Amy Schemer recently responded to her alleged Netflix payday. The comedian said via Instagram that while she did fight for higher compensation from the streaming service, she did not demand parity with Chapelle and Rock for her comedy special.
Netflix and no chill has a habit of throwing ridiculously large sums of money at big-name comedians in order to draw them to the service, throw more money Schemers way. Some of those sums, were markedly smaller for different comedians. The reports in Variety claims Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle were given $20 million per special as part of their deals with Netflix (Rock is making two for $40 million; Chappelle, three for $60 million), Amy Schumer signed a deal for about $11 million with the service for The Leather Special last year.
How is this even possible in 2017? These reports are ridiculous, I can definitely see why she would speak up about this, because yes she does work hard too. According to a source who spoke to Variety, Schumer then went back and negotiated for “significantly more compensation,” pointing out how much Netflix had offered to Rock and Chappelle. Standing up for yourself does pay!